Conferences & Webinars

GIC’s annual in-person conference planned for 2020 in San Diego was cancelled due to COVID-19.   Like many other non-profit organizations impacted by the pandemic, GIC is adapting by instituting new ways to engage with its members. Starting in 2021 we will present a series of webinars and will be looking for a safe opportunity for an in-person conference in late 2021 if possible.  We will also try to host short on-line discussion forums on topics of interest to GIC members and post to this website informative resources.

Webinars and Events

The first webinar will be held in the very near future and will consist of presentations by Chris Nelson, Dwight Merriam, and Bob Burchell on potential long-term effects of the pandemic on how we live, work, and build, followed by a live panel discussion and Q&A .  Renew your membership, stay tuned for details, which will be posted here and emailed to our membership email list (see below to subscribe).

We will also be holding free on-line discussion forums from time to time hosted by our GIC members discussing trends, news, legal issues, ideas, and no-doubt some excellent GIC related humor.

All of our webinars and events will be posted on this website, social media, and announcements emailed to our membership list serve.

Past Conferences

(Past annual conference materials are accessible by members by “registering” for the conference and viewing or downloading the annual conference material you wish to download).

2019 Conference

The 2019 conference was held  Atlanta, Georgia on October 23-25, 2019.  The year was also the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1994 Dolan v City of Tigard decision that gave us the “rough proportionality” standard for development exactions.

The conference sessions were held at the Knowles Conference Center at Georgia State University’s College of Law.  A conference hotel rate was available at The Ellis Hotel, a short walk away and adjacent to the Peachtree MARTA rail station.

The registration fee was $325 before September 22, $375 after.  Registration included the opening reception, breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, and dinner Thursday evening.  About 75 registered for the conference.

Our thanks to the sponsors who helped make the conference affordable:
o  Raftelis (Gold)
o  Harris & Associates (Silver)
o  Tindale Oliver (Silver)
o  White & Smith, LLC (Silver)
o  University of Florida (Academic)
o  University of Arizona (Academic)
o  Florida Planning and Zoning Association (in kind for AICP session certification)
o  Georgia State University College of Law (in-kind for hosting sessions)

To get an idea of the the types of high-caliber, interesting presentations our members deliver, click here for the 2019 program agenda, which includes session descriptions and speaker bios. Or “Register” for a past annual conference to access that particular annual conference.